Russell Brand Reveals He’s About to Be Hit With ‘Criminal’ Allegations: ‘The Relationships I Had Were Absolutely Always Consensual’



Russell Brand, the actor and comedian-turned-anti-establishment commentator, claimed on Friday that he would soon be accused of criminal behavior and insisted that his prior relationships had always been consensual.

In a video released on Twitter, Brand announced that he had "received two extremely disturbing letters" from a newspaper and a television company listing "a litany of extremely egregious and aggressive attacks" and "some very serious allegations that I absolutely refute."

The actor — who was previously married to pop star Katy Perry — claimed:

These allegations pertain to the time when I was working in the mainstream, when I was in the newspapers all the time, when I was in the movies, and as I've written about extensively in my books, I was very, very promiscuous. Now during that time of promiscuity, the relationships I had were absolutely always consensual. I was always transparent about that then, almost too transparent, and I'm being transparent about it now as well, and to see that transparency metastasized into something criminal that I absolutely deny makes me question, is there another agenda at play?